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  • Almond Cake with Rhubarb Compote

    May 13, 2022marissajmakes

    This almond cake with rhubarb compote and whipped cream is a simple cake. But sometimes the best flavors are simple, and this cake couldn’t be easier to make. The cake layers use almond flour and extract, and the rhubarb compote filling paired with the fresh strawberries makes this a delightful (and surprisingly light) spring treat! Taking…

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  • Key Lime Pie with Speculoos Crust

    February 22, 2022marissajmakes

    Key lime pie is an American classic. Rich, creamy, and full of the bright flavor of key limes, it’s both easy to make, and a delight to eat. This version uses sour cream to aid in richness, and makes this dessert an absolute cinch to make. What are Key limes, and where do I find them?…

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    Huckleberry Pie

    February 18, 2022marissajmakes

    I have many fond memories of wandering along the Huckleberry Trail in the regional park where I grew up, munching on freshly picked huckleberries straight from the bushes. That’s one of the things I miss about living in the Bay Area, is the wild bursts of sweetness during the summer months from the berry brambles and…

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  • Peach and Almond Cake

    June 2, 2021marissajmakes

    This peach cake is essentially what you would get if you crossed amaretti with a butter cake and filled it with fruit. It has the beautiful, deep sweetness of brown sugar, the soft texture and nutty flavor from the almond flour, and perfect moisture and tartness from stone fruit. It’s a great recipe for summer, because…

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  • Basic Infused Simple Syrup and Scented Sugar

    February 1, 2021marissajmakes

    One of my favorite ways to incorporate floral flavors into my bakes and drinks is with infused simple syrups and scented sugars. It’s such a wonderful way to elevate your flavors without overpowering the final product. Not only are they beautiful to make and attractive on a countertop, but they’re extremely easy to make. I LOVE…

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